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Why choose our school?

Under the leadership of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia, St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School is a dynamic Catholic community that aims to be a place of encounter with Jesus Christ. A Catholic worldview animates the school culture and unifies the curriculum.

We seek to foster the sense of wonder, the search for wisdom, and the appreciation that our lives and our world are gifts from God. In collaboration with the local parish, families, and community, St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School strives to develop virtuous citizens of this world and the next.

Principal’s Message

Welcome to our school! God, in His infinite love for each one of us, desires our happiness. He desires that we live life to the full (John 10:10), that we flourish and become the person that we were created to be from all eternity. Thus, the formation of each child is our priority: intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically. This goal informs all our programs, lessons, play, and prayer throughout the day. In this balanced approach, children, aided by grace, come to discover the One who loves them. Living in this Truth and Love, they are set free from what holds them back from discovering the happiness and holiness for which they were created. Further, our staff are united in this goal as they seek to be witnesses of an integrated life of faith and learning. From this united vision and mission, we offer an approach to Catholic education that provides support and formation for the whole family.

St Catherine of Siena, a great Dominican saint, once remarked, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” An authentic Catholic education at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School has the power to set the world on fire. We pray that the children, staff, and parents of our school, through their constant contact with Jesus, the Word made Flesh, be inspired as missionary disciples of His Kingdom.

I invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we move toward our centenary anniversary in 2025. St Mary of the Cross, pray for us!

Sister Cecilia Joseph, OP

Students sitting on a bench and chatting at St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park
St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park was established by the Sisters of St Joseph in 1925 with an enrolment of 64 students. In 1989, the Josephite Sisters ended their leadership of the school and the Catholic Education Office appointed the first lay principal. In 1989, the school became co-educational from Kindergarten to Year 6. Today, we are a vibrant and multicultural school with a  student population of over 400.

Our school is fortunate to be inspired by two saints, St Peter Chanel and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. The charisms of these saints enrich our school community and impel us to make a difference in the lives of others.

St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents ParkMission
At St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park we are committed to ensuring that the teachings of Jesus are integral to all that happens from day to day.

Our vision for learning is Soaring to Great Heights Together’.

We value:

  • Spirituality – working to build a close relationship with God.
  • Outreach – showing empathy towards others and reaching out to those beyond the boundaries of our school.
  • Acceptance – being inclusive of others in our school and wider community.
  • Respect – fostering an environment which supports self worth, the dignity of all people and stewardship of the earth.
  • Individuality – sharing, celebrating and appreciating our similarities and differences because we are created in God’s image.
  • Nurturing partnerships – being a welcoming community where every person is nurtured in developing quality relationships with each other.
  • Generosity – being a community in which we model ourselves on Mary MacKillop who was humble and gave selflessly.

Two students holding their St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park school candle inside the churchWe value and nurture a close relationship with the parish community and continuously seek opportunities to celebrate and support the parish of St Peter Chanel and St Joseph.

Parish Priest
Fr Thomas Kurunthanam

Mass Times
Monday – Friday: 6.45am
Saturday: 8.00am and 5.00pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sunday: 8.00am and 10.00am

Contact Details

St Peter Chanel and St Joseph Church
66 Kingsland Road, Berala
(02) 9644 7787

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Proudly Part of the Community of Sydney Catholic Schools

Our school is part of a system of 147 low-fee Catholic schools in the Sydney Archdiocese.

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